Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2016 film directed by Zack Snyder

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero action film in which Batman, fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. It is a follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel and is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe. This film also features the first appearance of Wonder Woman / Diana Prince.

There was a time above... a time before. There were perfect things ... diamond absolutes. How things fall, things on Earth. And what falls... is fallen.
That farmer's dream is all some people have. It's all that gives them hope. This means something. -Lois Lane
Directed by Zack Snyder. Written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer.
Who will win? (taglines)
  • There was a time above... a time before. There were perfect things... diamond absolutes. How things fall, things on Earth. And what falls... is fallen. In the dream, they took me to the light. A beautiful lie.
  • [To Superman] Tell me. Do you bleed? [Superman shoots upwards] You will.
  • Next time they shine your light in the sky, don't go to it. The Bat is dead. Bury it. Consider this mercy.
  • [To Lex] I'll take you in without breaking you, which is more than you deserve.
  • I don't have a halo over my head, General. I walked into the desert, people died. It keeps me awake at night. It should.
  • [To June entering his quarters] A little bourbon before lunch? [June subtlety declines] No bourbon?! Kentucky girl like yourself?! Hmm. My dad always said that Kentucky mash was the secret to health. Hmm. This was his room. I kept it just the same. Hmm. "Maybe one day Dad'll come back if I just keep everything the same". Hmm-mm. That is silly. The magical thinking of orphan boys.
  • [To June over announcing blocking his license to mineral access] The redcapes are coming. The redcapes are coming. Hmm. [Sits on table near her and starts drumming table underside] You and your hearings. Galloping through the streets to warn us. One if by land, two if by air. [June stops his drumming] Hmm. Do you know the oldest lie in America, June? Can I call you June?
  • [To June] You don't think Dad would mind, do you? If I just... changed one thing in this room? [Points to painting] Because that should be upside-down. We know better now, don't we? The devils don't come from hell beneath us. No. No, they come from the sky.
  • See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Joe, 'cause God is tribal; God takes sides! No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from daddy's fist and abominations. I figured out way back if God is all-powerful, He cannot be all-good. And if He is all-good, then He cannot be all-powerful. And neither can you be.
  • [Nicky announces Lex's presence at benefit gala] Me? Ah. Okay. [Gets on stage] Nicky. Uh... you're embarrassing me. Um... speech, speech. [Diana turns to look at Bruce] Blah, blah, blah. Uh... open bar. The end. Uh... [Bruce walks away] the word "philanthropist" comes from the Greek. Meaning a lover of humanity. It was coined about 2,500 years ago. [Alfred gives Bruce instructions of direction] Gods and men. Prometheus went with us. And he ruined Zeus' plan to destroy mankind, and for that, he was given a thunderbolt, boom! [Diane stares unimpressed] But on a serious note, the Library of Metropolis. But at one time, Dad could not buy them. No. My father could not afford books growing up. He had to root through the garbage for yesterday's newspaper. Books are knowledge and knowledge is power, and I am... [sheepishly chuckles] No. Uh, um... no. What am I? I... what was I saying? No. The bittersweet pain among men is having knowledge with no power, because... because that is paradoxical! And, um... [sheepishly chuckles] Thank you for coming. [Benefit gala guests start applauding] Please drink! Drink!
  • [To June before testifying before a Congressional hearing] You are going to be on the hot seat in there, Junebug!
  • Do you know the oldest lie in America, Senator? It's that power can be innocent. [She turns and walks away] Good luck!

June Finch

  • [To Lex] You can call me whatever you like. Take a bucket of piss and call it Granny's Peach Tea. Take a weapon of assassination and call it deterrence. You won't fool a fly or me. I'm not gonna drink it.
  • [To Lex before testifying before a Congressional hearing] I grew up on a farm. I know how to wrestle a pig.

Perry White

  • [Walks up to Clark in office] Kent. You're sports today. I want you to go to Gotham and follow up on football. [Envisioning headline] "Underdog Dreams Dashed: Ten Yards between Gotham and Glory". Oh, um, watch yourself over there in Gotham. Don't let them take your lunch money.
  • [After watching news report of Wallace vandalizing Superman statue with statement of "False God"] Jenny. Headline. "End of Love Affair With Man In The Sky". Question mark.

Alfred Pennyworth

  • [Observes wine bottle, then to Bruce] Oh. I hope the next generation of Waynes don't inherit an empty wine cellar. [Under breath] Not that there's likely to be a next generation.
  • [Bruce informs him that he can't break into Lex Luthor's house] Bruce Wayne won't have to. [Hands Bruce an invitation] He's been invited.
  • [To Bruce over being caught in the server room] Go upstairs and socialize. Some young lady from the Metropolis will make you honest. [To self] In your dreams, Alfred.
  • Master Wayne, since the age of seven you have been to the art of deception as Mozart to the harpsicord. But you've never been too hot at lying to me. The White Portuguese is not carrying a dirty bomb. What is it carrying?


TV news reporter: [Interviewing Kahini with Superman cooking and listening] Because the time has come for the world to hear the other side of the story. They say that Superman is a hero. Okay, but whose hero? [Superman stops cooking and walks up to TV] If Superman were here right now, what would you say to him?
Kahini Ziri: That my family, too, had dreams. To look him in his eye and ask him how he decides... which lives count, and which ones do not!

Clark: [Holds up newspaper photo of Kahini to a woman in a tenement] Is she in?
Woman: No, she's been gone.
Man: What'd she do, officer?
Clark: I'm not a cop. I'm a reporter. The young lady living here...
Man: No, no, she hasn't been back. In fact, if she's smart, then she's gotten out of this city. And you need to get out before dark! Unless you want to run into him.
Woman: Don't listen to that nonsense! Only people scared of him, people who got reason to be.
Clark: Scared of who?
Man: There's a new kind of mean in him. [Scratches a lottery ticket] He is angry. [Holds up lottery ticket to reveal Batman logo] And he is hunting.

Bruce: [After watching an underground bare-knuckle boxing match, then to Anatoli at the bar] The house treats luck like an insult.
Anatoli: Good luck for one is always his brother's misfortune.
Bruce: [In Russian] But all accounts are balanced in the end. [In English] Three nights with a Bolshoi ballerina and that line was all she taught me.
Anatoli: Not all, I'm sure. Good evening. [Grabs phone and walks away]

Kent: [To Perry in meeting room] It's like a one-man reign of terror. This bat vigilante has been consistently targeting the port and the adjacent projects and tenements. And, as far as I can tell, the cops are actually helping him.
Perry: [Makes a sweeping gesture] "Crime Wave in Gotham". Other breaking news; "Water. Wet". Did you file the football yet?
Kent: Why aren't we covering this this? Poor people don't buy papers?
Perry: People don't buy papers, period, Kent.
Kent: Perry, when you assign a story, you're making a choice about who matters. And who's worth it.
Perry: Good morning, Smallville. The American conscience died with Robert, Martin and John.
Lois: [Enters meeting room] Sorry. I'm sorry. [Holding up a baggie of a bullet] No match. No guys in the crime lab ever seen one before.
Perry: [Snatches bag from Lois] It's called a bullet. You shoot people with them.
Lois: Recovered from scene of the firefight in the desert. Not sold anywhere commercially in the world, even black market.
Perry: So?
Lois: So who gave prototype military rounds to Tuareg fighters in the Sahara?
Perry: You're the reporter. Tell me.
Lois: I think the U.S. government is arming the rebels while claiming to support the elected government!
Perry: The Ask, Lois!
Lois: Flight to D.C. Couple of days there.
Perry: Go! Coach. No extra leg room!
Lois: [Opens door and turns around pointing] Economy plus.
Perry: Coach!

Clark: So why didn't you tell me? You're digging up snakes Lo'. It's kind of dangerous.
Lois: [Condescendingly smirks] That is why I didn't tell you.
Perry: Lane, don't you have a plane to catch?
Lois: Yes, sir. [Walks away]
Perry: [Hands paper to Clark] Benefit for the Library of the Metropolis. Someone on the committee that Clark Kent cover it. Probably some old charity crone who's got a thing for nerds. [Walks away]

Clark Kent: Mr. Wayne! Mr. Wayne! Clark Kent, Daily Planet.
Bruce Wayne: Oh, my foundation has already issued a statement in support of– books.
Clark Kent: Sir?
Bruce Wayne: [Gazing at Diana Prince] Wow! Pretty girl – bad habit. Don't quote me, alright?
Clark Kent: What's your position on the bat vigilante in Gotham?
Bruce Wayne: "Daily Planet"– Wait, do I own this one? Or was that the other guy?
Clark Kent: Civil liberties are being trampled on in your city; good people living in fear.
Bruce Wayne: Don't believe everything you hear, son.
Clark Kent: I've seen it, Mr. Wayne. He thinks he's above the law.
Bruce Wayne: The Daily Planet criticizing those who think they're above the law is a little hypocritical, wouldn't you say? Considering every time your hero saves a cat out of a tree, you write a puff-piece editorial about an alien who – if he wanted to, could burn the whole place down. There wouldn't be a damn thing we can do to stop it.
Clark Kent: Most of the world doesn't share your opinion, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Maybe it's that Gotham City in me. We just have a bad history with freaks dressed like clowns.
Lex Luthor: Boys! Mmm, Bruce Wayne meets Clark Kent. Ah, I love it! I love bringing people together! How are we? [Shakes Bruce's hand] Hi, hello.
Bruce Wayne: Lex.
Lex Luthor: [Shakes Clark's hand] Lex. It is a pleasure– Ow! Wow! That is a good grip! You should not pick a fight with this person!

[As a montage of TV scenes discussing Superman begins]
Vikram Gandhi: We, as a population on this planet, have been looking for a savior. Ninety percent of people believe in a higher power – and every religion believes in some sort messianic figure. And when this savior character actually comes to Earth, we want to make him abide by our rules? We have to understand that this is a paradigm shift. We have to start thinking beyond politics.
Andrew Sullivan: Are there any moral constraints on this person? We have international law. On this Earth, every act is a political act.
Charlie Rose: Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?
Senator June Finch: To have an individual engaging in these state-level interventions should give us all pause.
Glenn Woodburn: Human beings have a horrible track record of following people with great power down paths that led to huge human atrocities.
Vikram Gandhi: We have always created icons in our own image. What we've done is we project ourselves on to him. The fact is, maybe he's not some sort of Devil or Jesus character. Maybe he’s just a guy trying to do the right thing.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: We're talking about a being whose very existence challenges our own sense of priority in the universe. When you go back to Copernicus where he restored the Sun in the center of the known universe, displacing Earth, and you get to Darwinian evolution and you find out we're not special on this Earth; we're just one among other lifeforms. And now we learn that we're not even special in the entire Universe – because there is Superman. There he is, an alien among us. We're not alone.
Charlie Rose: Are you, as a United States Senator, personally comfortable saying to a grieving parent, "Superman could've saved your child, but on principle we did not want him to act."
Senator June Finch: I'm not saying he shouldn't act. I'm saying he shouldn't act unilaterally.
Charlie Rose: What are we talking about here then? Must there be a Superman?
Senator June Finch: There is.

Swannick: [Lois approaches him washing hands in restroom] Wrong room Miss.
Lois: Secretary Swannick, you haven't been returning my phone calls.
Swannick: Miss Lane, if you'd like an interview, Major Farris is just outside that door.
Lois: You're treating me like a stranger?
Swannick: I'm treating you like a reporter.
Lois: All right. Is the U.S. government providing experimental military arms to rebels in Africa?
Swannick: You know, with balls like yours, you belong in here. [Walks away] What's your source on this? A tin-foil hat?
Lois: [Follows him holding up a baggie of bullet] No, not tin. But it's metal. Fired in the Superman incident. Experts at The Pentagon can't ID it. We haven't been told the truth.
Swannick: Here's the truth. [Walks up to her] A reporter got greed for a scoop and went where she shouldn't have. Superman acted like some rogue combatant to rescue her, and people died. Don't invent a conspiracy theory to put back his halo. Or yours. [Walks away]

James Harmon: [Walks up to Diana with an elderly couple] I wonder, would you excuse us? [To Diana] There's something I'd like to show you.
Diana: [To couple] I'm sorry.
James Harmon: [Walks away with Diana] Now some scholars insist it never happened, but I believe its the action perfectly in keeping with a king who was also a psychopathic killer. For me, its the culmination of 40 years of curating. And I can't believe it, but I've finally got it here. [They walk up to museum case display of sword artifact] It's the sword of Alexander. It's the blade that cut the Gordian Knot. It's a triumph.
Diana: Yes.
James Harmon: Enjoy.
Diana: Thank you. [He walks away]
Bruce: [Approaches] It's a fake. The real one was sold in '98 on the black market. And now it hangs...
Diana: Over the bed of the Sultan of Hajar. [Looks at him and smiles factually] Excuse me. [Walks away]
Bruce: [Grabs her arm with her glancing down] Excuse me, miss. The other night you took something that doesn't belong to you. Stealing's not polite.
Diana: Is it stealing if you steal from another thief?
Bruce: Who are you?
Diana: Someone interested in the same man you are.
Bruce: Is that right?
Bruce: [Diana attempts to walk past him with him thwarting her] You know, I bet with that dress, nine out of ten men will let you get away with anything.
Diana: But you're the tenth?
Bruce: Hmm, I'm guessing I'm the first to see through that babe-in-the-woods act. You don't know me, but I've known a few women like you.
Diana: [Turns smiling to him] I don't think you've ever known a woman like me. You know, it's true what they say about little boys. Born with no natural inclination to share. I didn't steal your drive. I borrowed it. You'll find it in the glove compartment of your car. [Turns to walk away] Mr. Wayne.

Bruce: It's a weapon. It's a rock. A mineral capable of weakening Kryptonian cells. The first sample big enough to mean something turned up in the Indian Ocean three months ago. It is now aboard the White Portuguese being delivered to Lex Luthor. Who I am going to steal it from.
Alfred: To keep it out of Luthor's hands. To destroy it.
Bruce: No.
Alfred: You're going to go to war?
Bruce: That son of a bitch brought war to us two years ago. Jesus, Alfred, count the dead. Thousands of people. What's next? Millions? He has the power to wipe out the entire human race, and if we believe there's a 1% chance that he is our enemy, we have to take it as an absolute certainty. And we have to destroy him.
Alfred: But he is not our enemy!
Bruce: Not today. Twenty years in Gotham, Alfred. we've seen what promises are worth. How many good guys are left. How many stayed that way. Fourteen hours. [Walks away]

Superman: [Wracked with guilt and rejection] I didn't see it, Lo. Standing right there, and I didn't see it.
Lois Lane: Clark, there are people behind this-"
Superman: I'm afraid I didn't see it because I wasn't looking. All this time, I've been living my life the way my father saw it - righting wrongs for a ghost, thinking I'm here to do good... Superman was never real. Just the dream of a farmer from Kansas.
Lois Lane: That farmer's dream is all some people have. It's all that gives them hope. [Touches the "S" on Superman's chest] This means something.
Superman: It did on my world. My world doesn't exist anymore. [Steps back from Lois and flies away]

[Clark climbs to the top of a tall, snowy mountain. He sees his adaptive father, Jonathan, stacking rocks]
Jonathan Kent: Somethin', isn't it? We made it in Kansas, live on a pancake, so we come to the mountains! All downhill from here to the floodplain, farm at the bottom of the world.
[Clark realizes this is a vision]
Jonathan Kent: I remember one season, the water came bad. I couldn't have been 12. Dad handed out the shovels and we went at it all night. We worked 'til I think I fainted, but we managed to stop the water. We saved the farm. Your grandma baked me cake, said I was 'hero'... Later that night we found out where the water went; we sent it upstream. The whole Lang farm washed away.. While I ate my hero cake, their horses were drowning. I used to hear them wailing in my sleep.
Clark Kent: [still haunted by the deaths at the Capitol] Did the nightmares ever stop?
Jonathan Kent: Yeah. When I met your mother. She gave me faith that there's good in this world. She was my world.
[Clark thinks about Lois]
Jonathan Kent: I miss you, son.
Clark Kent: I miss you too, dad.
[Pan out to a distant shot of where Clark and Jonathan had been standing. Only Clark is standing there, as Jonathan had just been a memory, perhaps a ghost]

Alfred Pennyworth: You know you can't win this. It's suicide.
Bruce Wayne: I'm older now than my father ever was. This may be the only thing I do that matters.
Alfred Pennyworth: Twenty years of fighting criminals amounts to nothing?
Bruce Wayne: Criminals are like weeds, Alfred – pull one up, another grows in its place. This is about the future of the world. It's my legacy. You know, my father sat me down right here. Told me what Wayne Manor was built on.
Alfred Pennyworth: Railroads, real estates, and oil.
Bruce Wayne: The first generation made their fortune trading with the French. Pelts and skins. They were hunters.

Lex Luthor: [Lois arrives at a skyscraper rooftop by helicopter to be greeted by Lex] Plain Lo in the morning. Lola in slacks. Lois Lane. Hmm. [Puts arm on her shoulders] Come see the view.
Lois: [Lois annoyedly attempts to brush off Lex's arm] Hmm-mmm
Lex Luthor: [Lex restrains her] Now the secret to the height is the building material. It's light metals which sway a bit in the wind. Hmm. And you know something about LexCorp metals, don't you, Miss Lane?
Lois: I've proven what you've done.
Lex Luthor: Wow, your feisty. Unfortunately, that will blow you away. Like sand in the desert.
Lois: You're psychotic.
Lex Luthor: That is a three-syllable word for any thought too big for little minds. [Flicks her forehead] Next category: circles. Round and round and round they go to find Superman. Wrong category, boy. No, no, triangles. Yes, Euclid's triangle inequality. The shortest distance between any two points is a straight path. And I believe the straightest path to Superman is a pretty little road... hmm. Called Lois Lane. [Pushes her off the skyscraper and she is rescued by Superman]

Lex Luthor: [Sees Superman rising above the tower] Boy, do we have problems up here! [Twists his timer] The problem of– of evil in the world. The problem of absolute virtue.
Superman: I'll take you in without breaking you. Which is more than you deserve.
Lex Luthor: The problem of you on top of everything else. You above all. Ah – 'cause that's what God is. Horus. Apollo. Jehovah. Kal-El – Clark– Joseph– Kent. See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Joe. Because God is tribal. God takes sides. No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from Daddy's fists and abominations. Mmnnn. I've figured it out way back: if God is all powerful, he cannot be all good. And if he's all good, then he cannot be all powerful. And neither can you be. They need to see the fraud you are. With their eyes. The blood on your hands.
Superman: What have you done?
Lex Luthor: And tonight, they will. Yes. Because you, my friend, have a date! Across the bay. Ripe fruit, his hate; two years growing, but it did not take much to push him over, actually. Little red notes, big bang – "you let your family die!" And now, you will fly to him, and you will battle him– to the death. Black and Blue. Fight Night. The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. God versus Man; Day versus Night; Son of Krypton versus Bat of Gotham!
Superman: You think I'll fight him for you?
Lex Luthor: Mmm, yes, I do. I think you will fight, fight, fight for that special lady in your life.
Superman: She's safe on the ground. How about you?
Lex Luthor: [Smugly] Close, but I am not talking about Lois. No. Every boy's special lady– is his mother. [Superman becomes stunned, as Luthor shows him pictures of Martha Kent tied up and beaten] Martha, Martha, Martha. But the mother of a flying demon must be a witch. The punishment for witches, what is that? That's right. Death by fire. [A stunned Superman drops to his knees as Luthor throws the pictures at him. Superman's eyes soon turn fiery red]
Superman: [Eyes become energized] WHERE IS SHE?!
Lex Luthor: I DON'T KNOW! I would not let them tell me! Now, ah, if you kill me, Martha dies. And if you fly away, mmm, Martha also dies. But if you kill the Bat... Martha lives. [Superman's eyes fade to normal as he bows his head down] There we go. There we go. And now God bends to my will. Now, the cameras are waiting at your ship for the world to see the holes in the holy! Yes, the almighty comes clean about how dirty he is when it counts! To save Martha, bring me the head of the Bat! [Luthor's helicopter comes to pick him up] Ah, mother of God, would you look at the time? When you came here, you had an hour. Now it's less.

Superman: [To Lois about to enter taxi] Lois. I have to go back to Gotham to convince him to help me.
Lois: Who?
Superman: Or he has to die.
Lois: Clark.
Superman: No one stays good in this world. [Flies up]

Batman: [Superman flies down] Well, here I am.
Superman: Bruce. Please. I was wrong. You have to listen to me. Lex wants us to... [Gets ambushed by two sound cannons which he destroys using halves of manhole covers and they walk towards each other] You don't understand! There's no time!
Batman: I understand. [Superman shoves him flying backwards setting off a fight]
Superman: Stay down! If I wanted it, you'd be dead already!
Batman: [After discharging kryptonite powder into Superman's face] Breathe it in. That's fear. You're not brave. Men are brave. [Dragging Superman after a fight] I bet your parents taught you that you mean something. That you're here for a reason. My parents taught me a different lesson, dying in the gutter for no reason at all. They taught me the world only makes sense if you force it to. [Foot pressing on Superman's neck and raising his Kryptonite spike] You were never a god. You were never even a man.
Superman: [Straining] You're– letting him– k-kill Martha–
Batman: [Shocked and lowers spear] What does that mean? Why did you say that name?
Superman: [Choking] Find– him– S-save– M-Martha–
[Brief flashback to the death of Bruce's parents]
Lois Lane: [Runs towards them both] Clark! Stop! Please! Stop!
Lois Lane: It's his mother's name! It's his mother's name.

[Batman breaks into a room, subdues the last mercenary and aims the man's machine gun at Knyazev.]
Anatoli Knyazev: [Holding a flamethrower on Martha Kent] Drop it. I said drop it! I'll kill her! Believe me, I'll do it!
Batman: I believe you.
[He fires a single shot from the machine gun, piercing the napalm tank on Knyazev's back. Before Knyazev can trigger the flamethrower, Batman throws himself on Martha, shielding them both from the flames as the tank explodes, killing Knyazev.]
Batman: It's okay. I'm a friend of your son.
Martha Kent: I figured. The cape.

Lex: [Superman drops in] Late, late says the white rabbit. [Turns to face Superman] Right, wabbit? Hmm, out of tricks, out of time. And one bat head short. Ah, that'll be the cook. [Walks over to phone] Uh, Gotham roast. Well done. [turns on speaker] Hello. Break the bad news.
Batman: I'd rather do the breaking in person.
Superman: You've lost.
Lex: I don't know how to lose.
Superman: You'll learn.
Lex: [Mimics] I'll learn. [Normal voice] I don't hate the sinner. I hate the sin. And yours, my friend, is existing. I cannot let you win. I gave the Bat a fighting chance to do it, but he was not strong enough. So, if man won't kill God... the devil will do it! [Does a Frankenstein-esque birthing of life with intense electrical shocks] Ancient Kryptonian deformity! Hmm. Blood of my blood! [Abomination stirs and roars in its amniotic sac] Born to destroy you! [Motions to abomination] Your doomsday. [Abomination births from amniotic sac] Now God good is as dead.

Wonder Woman: [As they battle Doomsday amidst ruins] Why did you bring him back to the city?
Batman: The port is abandoned. There's a weapon here that can kill it.
Superman: [Landing in front of Batman] Did you find the spear?
Batman: I've been a little busy.
Wonder Woman: This thing, this creature, seems to feed on energy.
Superman: This thing is from another world... My world.
Wonder Woman: [Draws her sword] I've killed things from other worlds before.
Superman: [Curious, turning his head to Batman] Is she with you?
Batman: I thought she was with you.

[Lois helps Superman out of the water after tossing aside the kryptonite spear. They kiss briefly before Superman sees Wonder Woman slicing off Doomsday's arm after a struggle]
Superman: [To Lois] I love you.
Lois Lane: No, Clark, you can't.
Superman: This is my world.
Lois Lane: No, Clark, don't-
[Superman smiles one last time to Lois]
Superman: [Last words] You are my world. [Flies to pick up the spear and charges headlong towards Doomsday]
Lois: Please, CLARK!

Bruce Wayne: All the circuses back east – burying an empty box.
Diana Prince: They don't know how to honor him. Except as a soldier.
Bruce Wayne: I've failed him– in life. I won't fail him in death. Help me find the others like you.
Diana Prince: Perhaps they don't want to be found.
Bruce Wayne: They will. And they'll fight. We have to stand together.
Diana Prince: A hundred years ago I walked away from mankind – from a century of horrors. Man made a world where standing together is impossible.
Bruce Wayne: Men are still good. We fight. We kill. We betray one another. But we can rebuild. We can do better. We will. We have to.
[Scene of funeral ceremony and graffiti; IF YOU SEEK HIS MONUMENT LOOK AROUND YOU]
Diana Prince: The others like me. Why did you say they'll have to fight?
Bruce Wayne: Just a feeling.

Prison guard: [Approaches Lex's cell] Prisoner A-23-19-40. The warden wants to speak to you so stand to your feet. [Lex ignores him] I'm going to say this one more time. [Repeats first command line and Lex reluctantly gets up] Turn around and face the wall. Place your forehead against the wall. Put your hands behind your back so I can come in and restrain you. [Lights start flickering becoming dark with emergency white and red lights with the two guards replaced by Batman who approaches Lex enragedly]
Batman: Whatever you do, wherever you go, I'll be watching you! [Holds up a knuckleduster with a burning bat shaped brand that initiates the Ultimate Edition dialogue]
Lex Luthor: [Unfazed] Oh. Look at us. This is how it all caves in. Civilization on the Wayne Manor's– out the window. Hmm. [Lex briefly chuckles] But who would believe me? I– Ahh– I'm insane. I'm not even fit to stand trial.
Batman: That's right. We have hospitals that treat the mentally ill with compassion. [Lex giggles] But that's not where you're going. I arranged for you to get a transfer to Arkham Asylum in Gotham. I still have some friends there. They're expecting you.
[Ultimate Edition dialogue ends]
Lex Luthor: [Sneers, unfazed] But the bell's already been rung. And they've heard it. Out in the dark, among the stars– ding dong, the god is dead. [Batman punches at Lex revealed to be striking the wall next to him and leaves a burning bat symbol, suddenly disappearing with the regular lights coming back on]
Lex Luthor: [Alone in his cell then pokes face in bars announcing generally] But a bell cannot be un-rung! He's hungry. He's found us. AND HE'S COMING! [Repeatedly] Ding...



See also


  Creators     Bob Kane · Bill Finger  
  Characters     Anarky · Batgirl · Barbara Gordon · Dick Grayson · The Joker  
  Live‑action television     Batman · Legends of the Superheroes · Birds of Prey · Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt · Gotham  
  serials and films  
  Batman (1943) · Batman and Robin · Batman (1966) · The Batman (2022)  
  1989 film series     Batman (1989) · Batman Returns · Batman Forever · Batman & Robin  
  The Dark Knight Trilogy     Batman Begins · The Dark Knight · The Dark Knight Rises  
  DC Extended Universe     Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  
  Animated television     The Adventures of Batman · The Batman/Superman Hour · The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour · The New Adventures of Batman · Batman: The Animated Series · The  
  New Batman Adventures
· Batman Beyond · The Batman · Batman: The Brave and the Bold · Beware the Batman  
  Animated films     Featuring Batman     Mask of the Phantasm · SubZero · Return of the Joker · Mystery of the Batwoman · The Batman vs. Dracula · Under the Red Hood · Year One ·  
  The Dark Knight Returns · DC Super Heroes Unite · Son of Batman · Assault on Arkham · Batman vs. Robin · Batman: Bad Blood · The Killing Joke · Gotham by Gaslight · Death in the Family  
  With other heroes     Justice League: The New Frontier · Superman/Batman: Public Enemies · Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths · Superman/Batman:
· Justice League: Doom · Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox · JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time · Justice League: War · The
  Lego Movie
· Justice League: Throne of Atlantis · Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts · Justice League: Gods and Monsters · Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem  
  Animated shorts     Chase Me · Gotham Knight